The Cleveland Indians have placed left-handed reliever Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left lat muscle.
Roster move:— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 21, 2017
- LHP Boone Logan placed on 10-day Disabled List.
- Purchased the contract of LHP Tyler Olson from Triple-A Columbus. pic.twitter.com/ooW0VtxYcA
Logan’s last appearance was in the eighth inning of the Tribe’s devastating loss to the San Francisco Giants. Given how painful and immediate the injury appeared when Logan went down to one knee following a pitch, it didn’t look good from the moment it happened.
A lat injury can take a couple weeks or a couple months to heal. Doctor of Physical Therapy Brandon Bowers detailed the range of healing times on Twitter shortly after the injury, compiling the various times it took every 2016 lat injury to heal:
Lat injuries in '16/days missed:— Brandon Bowers, DPT (@blbowers12) July 19, 2017
The Indians signed Logan to a one-year, $6.5 million deal in the offseason to solidify their bullpen and give them a LOOGY option to free up fellow lefty Andrew Miller to be used whenever he’s needed most. Logan has had a handful of good outings, but on the season he has an ERA of 4.71 over 21 innings, with a career-high 30.8 percent strikeout rate.
To replace Logan on the roster, the Indians have purchased the contract of Tyler Olson from Triple-A. Olson, another lefty, has a 3.32 ERA over 40.2 with the Columbus Clippers this season.